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The Unbearable Ache

January 22, 2015

“My power is sufficient to keep you from falling off the narrow road. But on that road you will feel, more acutely sometimes than others, the unbearable ache of repeated failure to love, of always falling short of My glory. That ache either will be transformed by My Spirit into a consuming awareness of grace and into the joys of passionate hope, or it will seduce you into accepting a revised version of My story that promises to provide now the relief I promise later.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, 66 Love Letters, Page 359

Questions for Reflection:
• In what areas of your life are you attempting to escape the pain of your own failure or of life’s disappointment?
• How might offering the pain to God, instead of numbing it, open the door to His presence and renewed hope?
• Take some time today to invite Him into an area of failure that you’ve avoided facing, and allow His grace to speak into that part of your life.

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